Fear not! Even though this kit is now sold out, there are still links to the individual items that were sold as a kit on this page. (Plus lots of eye candy from the Design Team!)
Yummy colors, and images drawn from a wide variety of sources (including some rather showgirl-looking ladies from 100 year old adverts), and the entire kit being new and exclusive makes this one of my favorite kits of the year!
And, you'll be amazed by what the Design Team has created this month! Beside clicking on the pics of Design Team art on this page (to see larger photos), be sure to stop by the Gallery and see more ideas.
September 8th Update: Swap art posted to the Gallery!
Plus (in addition to this kit), I've sourced some beautiful papers, trims and charms with a rich palette and an Indian or Moroccan feel, so be sure to view the August 4th newsletter to see some more coordinating items!
Each player who enters the swap will receive an exclusive collage sheet from Alpha Stamps!
AND there's a Best in Show Contest with a Fabulous Halloween Kit as the prize! Learn more here.
And with so many new collage sheets (in their own, new Arabian Nights Collage Sheets section) and the new coordinating items (which I've gathered in the Gypsy Theme Section), I decided to put BOTH of those sections On Sale! That's HUGE (over 100 items to mix and match with the August Kit or just to take advantage of the sale prices and replenish your stock. Note: Sale ended August 24th.
So here's what's in the August kit:
4 new collage sheets (printed on cardstock):
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes Collage Sheet
No, no, we're not endorsing smoking. But these vintage illustrations from cigarette ads are just too fun and colorful to pass up.
Pavilion Collage Sheet
I love that big (pavilion) entrance with the columns, curtains and dome. Plus the interesting/artist's confusion of Scheherazade as the genie emerging from Aladdin's lamp.
Aladdin Collage Sheet
Beside some characters from a paper theatre set of Aladdin, there are some beautiful, draped archways.
Pink Elephants Collage Sheet
The elephants aren't the pink things in this sheet. A lovely mix of vintage labels with a Middle Eastern feel and some swirly/curvy Art Nouveau paper theatre flats.
4 new exclusive die-cut chipboard shapes!
All designed to frame an ATC and to mix-and-match with each other:
- House Shaped Die-Cut Chipboard
- Curtains Die-Cut Chipboard Set
- Valance Curtain Die-Cut Chipboard
- Onion Dome Die-Cut Chipboard
6 sheets from a Custom Mini Paper Set
The kit includes 1 sheet each of SIX 6" x 6" scrapbook papers in a bright, busy, colorful palette to match the theme. Some of the papers are still available in 12x12 size (and are linked below).
Paisley Gold Sequin Mix
Another custom set, pulled together just for this kit! A few extra sets are also available separately.
Kits are announced the first weekend of each month. However, if you sign up for a subscription, your kit will probably have already been mailed to you.
All options are postage-paid! USA only.
(That's postage to get the kit to you — not return postage if you're participating in the swap.)
$15 per month
If you buy a subscription after the 15th of the month, your first kit will be for the following month (so if you subscribe on August 16th, the September kit will be your first kit).
Kits from previous months will be available for purchasing until sold out.
If you are participating in the monthly swap, artwork will be due by the last day of the month (so August 31st for the August swap). Note: You do not have to buy the monthly kit to participate in that month's swap (however, the collage sheets & other components are sold at a discount if purchased in the kit).
But you don't need to join the swap to enjoy playing with the goodies in the kit. Speaking of things in the kit, most everything in this month's kit is also available to buy separately (until sold out). See the "We Also Recommend" section at the bottom of this page for links to all the individual components.